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CVE-2008-5913

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2009-01-13
Bugzilla:
480938: CVE-2008-5913 mozilla: in-session phishing attack

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Math.random function in the JavaScript implementation in Mozilla Firefox 3.5.x before 3.5.10 and 3.6.x before 3.6.4, and SeaMonkey before 2.0.5, uses a random number generator that is seeded only once per browser session, which makes it easier for remote attackers to track a user, or trick a user into acting upon a spoofed pop-up message, by calculating the seed value, related to a "temporary footprint" and an "in-session phishing attack."

Find out more about CVE-2008-5913 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 3.6
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (yelp) RHSA-2010:0501 2010-06-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (firefox) RHSA-2010:0500 2010-06-22

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 seamonkey Will not fix

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